One Crazy Ski Season

The winter of 2014/2015 will surely go down in Chrysalis history. We haven’t seen winter conditions like this in the past and I hope we never do again in the future! The girls had the shortest ski season on record, starting on December 6th and ending on March 7th. They each missed out on 2 or 3 ski days this season due to safety issues when the snow simply melted off of the lower runs. However, if you watched them ski or ride today you wouldn’t know they missed out on those last days of the season, I have been impressed with this group since opening day!

We had amazing skiers and snowboarders this year, the girls tackled various conditions with determination and enthusiasm; it was a joy to watch them excel! They had fun on a few powder days, they enjoyed the warmth and ease of spring skiing (and there were a lot of spring like days, which is just odd in February). But it was the icy days that their skill levels soared, each one of them found the courage and confidence to use their edges properly and succeed! Naturally they had to brave a few sub-zero days here in Northwest Montana, as well as a few rainy days sprinkled through the season. But they loved it and begged to keep skiing and riding despite the unfavorable conditions. They want to feel the excitement and joy of making turns on the snow with the the peaks of Glacier National Park and the Canadian Rockies as their backdrop. Ah, what a beautiful experience, this is the type of adventure we value here at Chrysalis.

My goal is to instill a love of the outdoors in the hearts of our students and share with them the peace that can be found in nature. Many of our students will grow to love skiing and snowboarding, it will become a lifelong passion that they can share with their families. I encourage all of you to get outside and enjoy what each season has to offer. As for me, I am going to do just that!

Happy Spring,
Julie Hughes